Scott Sherman: Castro in the New York Times, 5 July 2007
Show More The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of the ‘New York Times’ by Anthony DePalma.
PublicAffairs, 308 pp., £15.99, September 2006, 1 58648 332 3Show More
“... On the evening of 15 February 1957, the New York Times correspondent Herbert Matthews stepped into a jeep with some anti-government activists and went to meet the young Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra. Castro was supposed to be dead: sailing from Mexico a few months earlier, he had arrived on the coast of Oriente province with 82 men, and was immediately bombarded by coastguard vessels and army aircraft ...”